One of the most talked about young guns on the WTA Tour – Marta Kostyuk recently won the Caterpillar Burnie International with the 15-year-old beating the Top Seed Viktorija Golubic in a straight sets 6-4, 6-3. The match started a bit late after the Ukrainian visited the hospital after she fell sick.
“I had a kind of cramp, so it was very painful and I couldn’t breathe at first, but I got better and was ok during the game,” Kostyuk said. Speaking about her match against a more experienced campaigner, Kostyuk said, “I had to play the same way that she was, very tricky because it is the only way you can do it. “If you just keep trying to do winners, you can keep making mistakes.” She has also decided to focus on the WTA Tour now and has left behind the junior circuit.
“I only have a few tournaments planned, I will head to Canberra for the Fed Cup against Australia and then I have two $60,000 tournaments in China. “Now I know that I will play qualifiers of the Grand Slams for sure, which makes me feel a bit more relaxed and not under pressure to make it. “But I won’t play juniors anymore since I have the ranking.” ALSO READ Serbian Captain Nenad Zimonjic confident his side can upset United States